Several local sources said 6 or more civilians were killed and 13 to 25 wounded, including children and women, after the Coalition struck a shopping mall in the Al Rashidiya region north of Mosul.
News of Iraq noted in its report that “Our source in Mosul pointed out that the bombardment was a very strong cause of inflicting serious damage to residential role and shops nearby, which explains why the fall of so many civilians.”
The US later admitted to causing casualties, noting: “near Mosul, Iraq, during a strike against an ISIL tactical unit, it is assessed that one civilian was killed.”
One child name has been published by Alwayat al-Tahrir page account on FB.
In what may be the second event that day (or possibly repeat reporting of the previous May 24th event in Mosul) a further three civilians were reported killed and 12 more injured after an alleged Coalition strike on the house in the July 17th neighbourhood.
In July 2019 the Coalition provided Airwars with the location of this incident, accurate to within a 100 metre box. The location given placed the event near the shopping mall.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Kamal Hatem Child male (via Alwyat al-Tehrir) killed
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Prior to the Coalition releasing the MGRS for this incident, Airwars had geolocated it to the nearest neighbourhood/area at 36.4125106, 43.0977345
US-led Coalition Assessment:
Civilian casualty statements
Nov 9, 2016
May 25, 2016, near Mosul, Iraq, during a strike against an ISIL tactical unit, it is assessed that one civilian was killed.
Original strike reports
For May 24th-25th 2016 the Coalition reported that “Near Mosul, three strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL vehicle, three ISIL assembly areas, three ISIL bed down locations, and an ISIL tunnel and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.”